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We took Delivery of our 2022 Ascent on Saturday. We are first time Subaru owners, and so far absolutely love this vehicle. We ordered a Limited trim with the technology package in Abyss Blue. One question I have is about the lane keep assist, or whatever it does to steer straight. It seems like it will take some getting used to. What has your experience been? I'm finding that I'm almost fighting against it, and have been turning it off. It just seems counterintuitive for me. I have a similar system on my truck, but it seems less intrusive than on the Ascent. Otherwise, this is a very comfortable vehicle and look forward to many miles in it!
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We took Delivery of our 2022 Ascent on Saturday. We are first time Subaru owners, and so far absolutely love this vehicle. We ordered a Limited trim with the technology package in Abyss Blue. One question I have is about the lane keep assist, or whatever it does to steer straight. It seems like it will take some getting used to. What has your experience been? I'm finding that I'm almost fighting against it, and have been turning it off. It just seems counterintuitive for me. I have a similar system on my truck, but it seems less intrusive than on the Ascent. Otherwise, this is a very comfortable vehicle and look forward to many miles in it! View attachment 18323
LKA takes some getting used to. In order for the system to function, it has to be turned on, see the lane lines and the vehicle needs to be traveling at 40 MPH or above.
 

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My wife and I have a 2020 Touring and 2022 Touring, and I think what you're talking about is Lane Centering. The 2022s have it, but the 2020s do not, and it was the first thing I noticed in our 22. I fought with Lane Centering for the first few days and thankfully was able to turn it off. It's a setting in the menus, which you can see here Turn Off Lane Centering. If you turn off Lane Centering, it behaves like Lane Keep Assist, which simply helps you stay between the lines and isn't nearly as intrusive. Hope this helps!
 

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It is the one thing I really don't like about or 22 Touring. I do use it some but mostly limit it to light traffic on a 4 lane highway. If I get in heavier traffic I turn it off. I also turn it off when passing a long truck. I like to hug the outside lane and it wants to fight you and get you closer to the truck. I also find it will drift just a little to either side of the lane, correct itself and then repeat after it drifts toward the other side of the lane. Sometime when it does a correction it is quite abrupt, getting a what are your doing look from my wife. What really irritates me is the keep your hands on the steering wheel warning. When I am using it I will get the warning if I do so much as just loosen my grip on the wheel.

My daughter and son-in-law recently bought a Pallisades and its system is way more user friendly. It has a hands free system that seems to work really well. We recently followed them on an 800 mile one way trip and my sil said he used the hands free for about half the trip.

This is our second Ascent so we obviously like them and we do. Our 22 has been flawless in the 9 months we have had it. I would like to say I would buy another one in a few years but I want to see what Subaru does with their driving tech. While they are it produce a hybrid Ascent and I'm all in.

On edit: Hey, CaptainKirk86, I didn't know it could be turned off like that. I thought it was either off or on with steering wheel button. Thanks.
 

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It is the one thing I really don't like about or 22 Touring. I do use it some but mostly limit it to light traffic on a 4 lane highway. If I get in heavier traffic I turn it off. I also turn it off when passing a long truck. I like to hug the outside lane and it wants to fight you and get you closer to the truck. I also find it will drift just a little to either side of the lane, correct itself and then repeat after it drifts toward the other side of the lane. Sometime when it does a correction it is quite abrupt, getting a what are your doing look from my wife. What really irritates me is the keep your hands on the steering wheel warning. When I am using it I will get the warning if I do so much as just loosen my grip on the wheel.

My daughter and son-in-law recently bought a Pallisades and its system is way more user friendly. It has a hands free system that seems to work really well. We recently followed them on an 800 mile one way trip and my sil said he used the hands free for about half the trip.

This is our second Ascent so we obviously like them and we do. Our 22 has been flawless in the 9 months we have had it. I would like to say I would buy another one in a few years but I want to see what Subaru does with their driving tech. While they are it produce a hybrid Ascent and I'm all in.

On edit: Hey, CaptainKirk86, I didn't know it could be turned off like that. I thought it was either off or on with steering wheel button. Thanks.
No problem, dtrac! It was super annoying for me, so I had to figure something out lol!
 

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We took Delivery of our 2022 Ascent on Saturday. We are first time Subaru owners, and so far absolutely love this vehicle. We ordered a Limited trim with the technology package in Abyss Blue. One question I have is about the lane keep assist, or whatever it does to steer straight. It seems like it will take some getting used to. What has your experience been? I'm finding that I'm almost fighting against it, and have been turning it off. It just seems counterintuitive for me. I have a similar system on my truck, but it seems less intrusive than on the Ascent. Otherwise, this is a very comfortable vehicle and look forward to many miles in it! View attachment 18323
 

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Welcome @rmb07

Congrats on picking up your 22 Ascent, we appreciate you sharing a photo with the community!

We are happy to see others share their experience with their vehicles regarding your question and hope the forums continue to be insightful and helpful.
 

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It is the one thing I really don't like about or 22 Touring. I do use it some but mostly limit it to light traffic on a 4 lane highway. If I get in heavier traffic I turn it off. I also turn it off when passing a long truck. I like to hug the outside lane and it wants to fight you and get you closer to the truck. I also find it will drift just a little to either side of the lane, correct itself and then repeat after it drifts toward the other side of the lane. Sometime when it does a correction it is quite abrupt, getting a what are your doing look from my wife. What really irritates me is the keep your hands on the steering wheel warning. When I am using it I will get the warning if I do so much as just loosen my grip on the wheel.

My daughter and son-in-law recently bought a Pallisades and its system is way more user friendly. It has a hands free system that seems to work really well. We recently followed them on an 800 mile one way trip and my sil said he used the hands free for about half the trip.

This is our second Ascent so we obviously like them and we do. Our 22 has been flawless in the 9 months we have had it. I would like to say I would buy another one in a few years but I want to see what Subaru does with their driving tech. While they are it produce a hybrid Ascent and I'm all in.

On edit: Hey, CaptainKirk86, I didn't know it could be turned off like that. I thought it was either off or on with steering wheel button. Thanks.
I’ve noticed the drifting too. I’ve also found that if I’m fighting with it and let go, it’s like a slingshot, or if someone is pulling against you and you let go. A bit dangerous! I agree about improving driving tech and the hybrid!
 
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